Vacation Bible Camp: Hero Hotline

June 26-30, 2023, at Lake Harriet UMC

Come join us as we partner with Lake Harriet UMC for Vacation Bible Camp. The curriculum will teach children how they are called together to serve God. This camp is open to children pre-K-5th grade, with leadership opportunities available for children in 6th grade and above. All VBC programming is free and will happen from 9am-12pm daily. There is also after-care available from 12-4pm for $30 per child, per day. You can register for Vacation Bible Camp below.


Camper: If your child will be attending as a camper (entering pre-K – entering 5th grade), please use this link:


Leader: If you, or your child, will be attending as a leader (entering 6th grade – adult) use this link:  

Please contact Rev. Hope at with any questions
about registration, or other VBC things, or if you are interested in volunteering. 



Ministry for children at all life stages is a critical part of the mission of the church. 

Nursing Mothers:
You may nurse wherever you like. There is also a reserved Nursing Room available on Sunday mornings and various times throughout the week near the Library area.

Nursery Care (ages 6 weeks-3 years old):
Nursery care on Sunday mornings is currently on pause. There is nursery care scheduled for Christmas Eve worship. Families with infants and young children are welcome to worship wherever they like, including the Sanctuary and the Nook. We are listening and if you would like nursery care, please contact Rev. Hope Hutchison

Sunday School (Pre-K-6th Graders):
Following the Time with Children in worship, children are welcome to remain for worship or go to Sunday School on 2nd-5th Sundays. Games, lessons, music, crafts, take-home materials, and other content are typically tied to the same scripture readings featured in worship so families can talk about their Sunday experiences together. Gatherings are outdoors, weather permitting. Contact Rev. Hope Hutchison to get involved.

About Children and Worship:
Your family is always welcome in worship! There are many options to help your family have a good experience:

  • Online Families | Contact Rev. Hope for children’s bulletins and coloring sheets.
  • Art Cart | Older children can fill a bag with items in The Nook to bring with them to worship.
  • 1st Sundays of the Month | Children and adults lead worship side-by-side together. Children lead the liturgy and prayers, read the scripture text, and serve Holy Communion, and the Children’s Choir sings special music. There is no Sunday School on Children First Sundays. Nursery Care is still available. This worship leadership style resumes in 2023.
  • The Nook | A Space connected to the Sanctuary, perfect for having a quiet moment.
  • Time with Children | Children of all ages are welcome to come to the chancel steps to experience a message just for them. Parents are welcome to join their children and are encouraged to use this moment as a launchpad to speak openly with their children about developing and living out their faith.

Special Events

Children receive a Bible when they are baptized, at the age of 3, and when they’re in 3rd Grade.

Children of all ages are welcome for Holy Communion.

Vacation Bible School (VBS), Summer Movie Nights, service projects, family gatherings, and other special events happen periodically. We closely monitor public health recommendations for the best ways to create safe and meaningful gatherings.

Online Resources for Kids

Families have online resources for kids to have fun and develop their faith. Due to copyright, not all of our typical curriculum can be posted here, but you can get on our mailing list for full access when you email Rev. Hope Hutchison, thanks!

Here are some recommended resources for you:
Amplify Media has amazing videos for kids and families to watch together and talk about faith lessons!
Cokesbury’s Deep Blue Adventure Videos are online for free!
Illustrated Ministry has a free online resource, if you sign up!
Crayola always has the absolute best coloring pages to print!
Talk with your kids about the Covid-19 pandemic!
Talk with your kids about racism and anti-racism!
 helps families share, read, talk, pray, and bless together!